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Career Center, Santa Clara University



Santa Clara Mission Building

Our Mission, Vision, Values
and Focus


The Career Center model embraces Santa Clara’s tradition of developing ethical leaders of compassion and social consciousness and fosters participation across the Santa Clara community in order to support every student in their professional journey.

We empower students to explore and develop awareness through reflection and practical experience so they are prepared to make thoughtful decisions about career in alignment with who they are throughout their lifetime. We achieve this by providing robust and meaningful resources and by engaging the Santa Clara ecosystem, Silicon Valley and beyond.


We empower students to continuously discern and pursue meaningful work to meet the complex needs of an ever-changing world.


Expand our reach in meaningful and scalable ways to support and prepare all undergraduate students for career success after Santa Clara.

New Paradigm for Career Center Staff:

  1. Facilitators of Transformational Experiences & Connections
  2. Hosts to Alum, Employer, & Faculty Influencers
  3. Resource Developers & Guides
  4. Cultivators of Faculty & Staff Networks





Many Who Care

Equity & Access

Hands-on Learning